February 4, 2009

Playing with chalkboard paint

It started out with three containers I bought at the thrift store for a total of $6.
I taped them out with painter's tape.
Paint, paint and then paint again. It took about three coats to get a good solid square.
I removed the tape and....voila....erasable, reusable, and ghetto-fabable.

Yep, it reads "shug-a."

What? I'm SO not changing it.

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19 comments:

JAMIE'S CREW said...

Those are SO cool!!! I am definitely showing that to a crafty friend! And $6 for the 3 containers?? GET OUT! Or in Rachel-ese "Shut the Front Door!!"

Can you actually erase the descriptions if desired?

Becs said...

That's awesome!

I was going to do some chalkboard paint on the inside of Lexie's door, but Paul got freaked about chalk on the carpet. (Mind you, dirty dishes in the sink are no big deal though.)

IMO, if you had written Shug (rather than Shug'a) it would have been more ghetto-fab... but I'm down wit dat!

Joanne and Deric said...

What you need is your own TV show!!!!!!!!!

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

What a great idea! You are so crafty and creative! I'm only a little bit jealous...o.k....maybe a lot jealous.

Jessica P said...

That is a cool idea! I love chalkboard paint and I found something JUST as cool! Dry-Erasable Paint! We painted the top of our desk and the doors in the office with it so we can just write notes and erase them. (This is helpful when I am on the phone and need to jot notes-it saves paper-then I transfer it to my PDA later)

Erin Mitchler said...

Rachel--You are the craftiest cutie!! I'm going to send you pictures of my dresser soon--once I get new batteries for my camera so you can coach me through it. Oh and I need you to recover the chair in my living room (the crazy print from the 90s) HELP!!!!!!!!!!

The Phillips Place said...

very nice! i love that it reads "shug'a"! don't you dare change it! it goes well with your old back door mat :).

Baby Kry said...

I want just an ounce of your ideas and creativty..i amserious you are going to have to come to Hawaii to decorate my house. BTW what does your schedule look like. e-mail me

Emily said...

You never stop do you? You are just totally awesome!!!

jskell911 said...

That is such a neat idea!

Anna Childress said...

The thrift stores must LOVE you! What a cool idea. You're a genius. I agree...you need to start your own show. I hope JD knows what a treasure he married!

Anonymous said...

Rach,
Guuuurl,
Those jars are "straight up"
awesome !!!

Alyssa's aunt helen

Swimming Texas Babies said...

At first I thought you bought the CB paint for $6, wow, I need to read more closely! Anyway CB paint ROCKS!!!

Kallie said...

Love it! LOVE IT!

Elizabeth said...

how clever are you? seriously... Love them!

stormhuse said...

Oh man, that is freaking awesome... I'm definitely stealing that idea.

(sometimes I'm such the girl in my marriage... shhhh...)

Cheri and Jesse said...

Those are super super cool!! I amd going to have to "borrow" that idea!!!

Kari said...

Very cool, I love them!

Brittany said...

Awesome idea! Ok, you've inspired me - I am going to try it! I have these exact same canisters - Hobby Lobby, by chance?
I think it going to be my weekend project!